Latin Mottos

  1. A Deo rex, a rege lex - From God the King, from the King the law (Motto of the absolute monarchy who thought they derived power by God)
  2. A mari usque ad mare - From Sea to Sea (Canada's motto)
  3. Ab ipso ferro - From the same iron (Fray Luis de Leon's motto)
  4. Ab Ordine Libertas - From order comes freedom (Colombia's motto)
  5. Abbas Suburranus - A Suburran Abbot (Pope Anastasius IV (1153-1154) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born near a local named Suburra)
  6. Ad altiora tendimus - We hung high (Motto of Superior National Institute faculty in Modern Languages "Juan Ramon Fernandez" in Argentina)
  7. Ad astra per aspera - To the stars, the hard way (Apollo Motto - missions to the moon)
  8. Ad curram et communico - To care is to share (The St Patrick's School Military Band's motto translated into latin)
  9. Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit - To boldly go where no man has gone before (Latin translation of Star Trek's motto)
  10. Ad iustitiam per ius - Towards justice by right (Motto of Faculty of Law at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico)
  11. Ad libertatem per universitatem - To liberty through university (Motto of the Autonomous National University of Nicaragua)
  12. Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam - For the greater glory of God (Ecclesiastical term - Motto of the Jesuit order - Often found inscribed in many cathedrals abbreviated as A.M.D.G.)
  13. Ad orbem per technicam - To the world through science (Motto of the Las Palmas University of Gran Canaria, Spain)
  14. Ad usque fidelis - Unto fidelity (True to the end - Motto of Saint Tropez)
  15. Ad utrumque paratus - Prepared for either (Motto of the Spanish Submarine Force)
  16. Ad verum ducit - Conducive to truth - (Motto of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande of Sul, Brazil)
  17. Adsumus custodes pacis - I assume custody of the peace (Motto the Spanish Air Combat Command)
  18. Aesculapii Pharmacum - The Drug/Medicine of Aesculapius (Pope Pius IV (1559-1565) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Before becoming a pope his hame was Giovanni Angelo Medici. Besides his last name being medici, he was a qualified doctor)
  19. Alere Flammam Veritatis - Encouraging the flame of truth (Motto of the University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico)
  20. Aliis Vivere - Live for others (Motto of the Faculty of Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico)
  21. Alis volat propriis - She Flies With Her Own Wings (motto of Oregon)
  22. Allere Flammam Veritatis - Let flame of truth shine (Motto of University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico)
  23. Altius, citius, fortius - Swifter, Higher, Stronger (Olympic Motto)
  24. Amator Crucis - Lover of the Cross (Pope Antipope Felix V (1439-1449) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was called Amadeus, Duke of Savoy. His coat of arms was a cross)
  25. Amicus protectio fortis - Strong protection by friends (Motto of Cedros school in Mexico City)
  26. Amor Scientia Que Inserviant Cordi - Love and Science to serve the Heart (Motto of National Institute of Cardiology Ignacio Chavez in Mexico City)
  27. An veritas, an nihil - The truth or nothing (Motto of the Philosophy department of the Colima University in Mexico)
  28. Angelus Nemorosus - Angel of the Grove (Pope St. Pius V (1566-1572) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Bosco, Lombardy. Bosco means grove)
  29. Anguinus Vir - A Snake-like Man (Pope Gregory X (1271-1276) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His family, Visconti, coat of arms had a serpent)
  30. Animale Rurale - Rural Animal (Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no clear link between Pope and Motto. It is said that he worked as hard as an ox on his writings - Others claim that it is in relation to "donkey", because during the conclave, he said "If you wish to elect a saint, choose Gotti; a statesman, Aldrovandi, a donkey, elect me".)
  31. Animus in consulendo liber - Free spirit to decide (Cato the Elder - Motto of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO)
  32. Annuit Coeptis - Gives nod to our endeavor (God approves the work we started - Motto above the all-seeing eye and pyramid in the back of a dollar bill)
  33. Ante portam latinam - Before the Latin door (Ecclesiastical term - motto of the roman church Johannes ante portam latinam)
  34. Aquila Rapax - Rapacious Eagle (Pope Pius VII (1800-1823) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Some people relate this motto to Napoleon's emblem, which was an eagle. They said that he was a weak pope, Napoleon's puppet )
  35. Ardet nec consumitur - Burned but not destroyed (Motto Grimbergen Belgian Abbey Beer - The estate had burned and rebuilt many times since its foundation in 1128)
  36. Argentum Virtus Robur et Studium - Argentine virtue is strength and study (Motto of the University of Buenos Aires)
  37. Ars gratia artis - Art for the love of art (Motto of the movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) written under the lion)
  38. Attingere caelum digito - Touch the sky with a finger (Motto of the Technical School of Command, Control and Telecommunications (EMACOT) of the Spanish arm forces)
  39. Audax at fidelis - Bold but Faithful (Motto of Queensland, Australia)
  40. Aude Sapere - Dare to Know (Motto written on the coat of arms of the Polytechnic Academy Aeronautics Air Force of Chile)
  41. Audere est facere - To dare is to do (Motto of Tottenham Hotspur F.C.)
  42. Austria est imperare orbi universo (A.E.I.O.U.) - It is Austria's imperative to rule the world (Motto of Frederick III of Austria, also in German: Alles Endreich ist Osterreich Unterthan - Abbreviated as A.E.I.O.U.)
  43. Aut Caesar aut nihil - Caesar or nothing (Motto of Ceasere Borgia 1476-1507)
  44. Aut concilio, aut ense - By counsel or by the sword (Old motto of Chile, Now it is: "Por la razón o la fuerza" or "By reason or by force")
  45. Aut vincere, aut mori - Either conquer or die (Motto of several generals of the Roman empire)
  46. Avis Ostiensis - Bird of Ostia (Pope Gregory IX (1227-1241) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was cardinal Bishop of Ostia, and his coat of arms depict an eagle)
  47. Axis in Medietate Signi - An Axis in the Midst of Signs (Pope Sixtus V (1585-1590) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - This phrase describes the Pope's coat of arms)
  48. Bellua Insatiabilis - Insatiable Beast). Innocent XI (1676-1689) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms bore a lion and an eagle)
  49. Bona Terra, Bona Gens, Clarum Coelum, Aqua Clara - Good Earth, Good People, Clear sky, Clear water (Motto of Aguascalientes, Mexico)
  50. Bonus Comes - A Good Count (or Companion) (Pope Adrian V (1276) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His name was Ottobono Fieschi, bono means good. In addition, he was a count)
  51. Bos Albanus in Portu - Alban Bull in the Port (Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was bishop of Albano and Port, and his coat of arms bears an ox)
  52. Bos Pascens - Grazing Ox (Pope Callixtus III (1455-1458) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms depicted a golden grazing ox)
  53. Canis et Coluber - Dog and Serpent (Leo XII (1823-1829) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no clear link between Pope and Motto. Some people have associated the dog with the Pope's vigilance and the adder with prudence. Others claim that 'dog' and 'snake' are insults, since this Pope was not liked)
  54. Canonicus ex Latere - A Canon From the Lateran (Pope Honorius III (1216-1227) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was canon of from St. John Lateran)
  55. Caritas Christi urget nos - The charity of Christ urges us (Motto of several nun congregations)
  56. Carpent tua poma nepotes - Your descendants will pick your fruit (Virgil - Motto of Monteria, Colombia)
  57. Celeritas et subtilitas patrio - Speed and subtilty for the Homeland (Motto of la U.E.I. - Special Intervention Unit, Spanish Civil guard)
  58. Cervus Sirenae - Stag of the Siren (Pope Anti-pope John XXIII (1410-1415) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecie - He was from Naples, whose emblem features a siren. In addition, he was cardinal with the title of St. Eustachius, whose emblem is a stag)
  59. Civitas abscondi supra montem posita - A city set on a hill cannot hide (Motto of Merida, Venezuela)
  60. Colere cupio hominem et agrum - I want to work on the Man and on the Land (Motto of National Agrarian University, Lima, Peru)
  61. Columna Excelsa - The Lofty Pillar (Pope Clement XII (1730-1740) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - No association with its coat of arms. Some people claim that this motto refers to columns that stood in his chapel, or a huge statue was erected in his honor)
  62. Columna Veli Aurei - Column with the Golden Veil (Pope Martin V (1417-1431) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - The Popes came form the Colonna family- His papal coat had a column with a crown on top)
  63. Comes Laurentius - Count Lawrence (Pope Innocent IV (1243-1254) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies. He was cardinal of St Lawrence in Lucina. His father was count of St. Lawrence of Lavagna)
  64. Comes Signatus - Signed Count (Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was count of Signia)
  65. Concionator Gallus - A French Preacher (Pope Innocent V (1276) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in France and was a member of the Order of Preachers)
  66. Concionator Patarens - A Preacher From Patara (Pope Benedict XI (1303-1304) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Patara and was a member of the Order of Preachers)
  67. Cor meum tibi offero Domine, prompte et sincere - I offer my heart, Lord, promptly and sincerely (Motto de John Calvin)
  68. Corvus Schismaticus - The Schismatic Crow (Pope Anti-pope Nicholas V (1328-1330) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was from Corvaro, named after crows)
  69. Crux de Cruce - Cross of the Cross (Pope Bl. Pius IX (1846-1878) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no direct link to his motto )
  70. Crux Romulea - The Roman Cross (Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His papal coat of arms featured an "embattled bend" known as a "Roman Cross")
  71. Cubus de Mixtione - The Block of Mixture (Pope Boniface IX (1389-1404) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms had cubes painted on it)
  72. De Antiquitate Urbis - Of the Antiquity of the City (Pope Gregory XIV (1590-1591) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was from Milan, an old city founded in 400 BC)
  73. De Balneis Etruriae - From the Baths of Etruria (Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Before becoming a Pope he was a member of the Camaldolese Order, which had a campus called Fonte Bueno, good fountain)
  74. De Bona Religione - Of a Good Religion (Pope Innocent XIII (1721-1724) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was from the Conti family, which produced several popes)
  75. De Capra et Albergo - From a She-Goat and a Tavern (Pope Pius II (1458-1464) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was secretary to Cardinal Domenico Capranica and Cardinal Albergatti before he was elected Pope)
  76. De Cervo et Leone - From a Stag and a Lion (Pope Paul II (1464-1471) motto, according to St. Malachy propheciesi - He was Bishop of Cervia (stag) and Cardinal of St. Mark (lion) before becoming pope)
  77. De Corona Montana - Out of the Crown the Mountain (Pope Julius III (1550-1555) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His name was Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte (of the mountain) and his coat of arms depicted a mountain and a crown of laurel)
  78. De Craticula Politiana - From a Politician Gridiron (Pope Leo X (1513-1521) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His father was Lorenzo de’ Medici. The motto evidently refers to St. Lawrence (Lorenzo), who was put on a grill and barbecued alive. St. Lawrence is the one that said Edite iam coctus before dying)
  79. De Cruce Apostilica - From an Apostolic Cross (Pope Anti-pope Clement VII (1378-1394) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies. His title was cardinal of the 12 apostles and his coat of arms had a cross)
  80. De Fasciis Aquitanicis - From the Bonds of Aquitaine (Pope Clement V (1305-1314) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in the region of Aquitania and his coat of arms had three horizontal bars, known in heraldry as fesses)
  81. De Fide Petri - Of the Faith of Peter (Pope Paul IV (1555-1559) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Hes name was Giovanni Pietro (Peter) Caraffa. Carrafa is derived from Latin ara fides, or altar of faith)
  82. De Flumine Magno - From a Great River). Clement X (1670-1676) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no association with his coat of arms, name or birth place. Some claim that this motto refers to an overflow of the Tiber river banks, in Rome, where he was born, on the day he was born)
  83. De inferno praegnante - From Hell in Childbirth (Pope Urban VI (1378-1389) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in a place called Inferno (Hell) near Naples)
  84. De Labore Solis - Of the Eclipse of the Sun, or from the Labour of the sun or from the pregnancy of the sun (Pope John Paul II (1978-2005) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There was a solar eclipse the day he was born)
  85. De Medietate Lunae - Of the Middleness of the Moon (Pope John Paul I (1978) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Belluno (Beautiful moon), his reign started on a half-moon and only lasted half-month)
  86. De Meliore Sidere - From a Better Star (Pope Innocent VII (1404-1406) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was called Meliorati and his coat of arms had a star)
  87. De Modicitate Lunae - Of the Moon's Temperance (Pope Nicholas V (1447-1455) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Garzeino, diocese of the moons, his family was poor)
  88. De Montibus Pammachii - From the Mountains of Pammachius (Pope Innocent VI (1352-1362) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was cardinal of Pammachius and his coat of arms depicted six mountains)
  89. De oppresso Liber - To Liberate the Oppressed (Motto of the United States Army Special Forces)
  90. De Pannonia Tusciae - From Tuscan Hungary (Antipope Callixtus III (1168-1178) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Hungary and was a Tuscan bishop)
  91. De parvis grandis acervus erit - Greatness out of small things (Motto Google's toolbar)
  92. De Parvo Homine - From a Little Man (Pope Pius III (1503) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His last name was Piccolomini (piccolo = "small" and uomoni = "men" and reigned only 26 days)
  93. De Rore Caeli - Of the Dew of the Heavens (Pope Urban VII (1590) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was Archbishop of Rossano in Calabria, where "dew of heaven"), a sap from local trees, was collected)
  94. De Rure Albo - From the White Field (Pope Adrian IV (1154-1159) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Saint Albans (albus = "white") and his family were farmers)
  95. De Rure Bovensi - From Cattle Country (Pope Celestine III (1191-1198) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His last name was Bobone (bovis = cattle))
  96. De Schola Exiet - Let Him Come Out of School (Pope Clement III (1187-1191) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His last name was Scolari)
  97. De Sutore Osseo - Of the Bony Cobbler (Pope John XXII (1316-1334) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was the son of a shoemaker (cobbler) with the French last name D'Euze, "of Bones")
  98. Deo iuvante - With God's help (Monaco's motto)
  99. Deo vindice - God our defender - God, our avenger. (Diplomatic term - is the motto of the Confederacy )
  100. Deus et dominus natus - Born god and master (Lucius Domitius Aurelianus [212-275) motto when he proclaimed himself king)

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